Tulsa, OK – In 2010, 102 tornadoes struck Oklahoma. And this month marks the 20- and 30-year anniversaries of two of the most devastating tornadoes to strike eastern Oklahoma. On April 19, 1981 - Easter Sunday - a deadly tornado struck Bixby. Ten years later, on April 26, 1991, Oologah fell victim to a massive tornado outbreak. Another April tornado claimed lives when it struck Catoosa on April 24, 1993.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Bell Elementary School is NOT on any of the school district's closing proposals. However, it could be reconfigured as an alternative school or a first-thru-eighth grade school. That is something that parent "Victor" does not want to see happen.
He was just one of several parents getting signatures on a petition. Parent "Crystal" is pleased with Bell "as-is".
Oklahoma City, OK – Senate removes Okla. lawmakers from gun law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Senate has removed an amendment to a bill that would have allowed state lawmakers to carry a firearm anywhere in the state of Oklahoma, including on the floor of the House and Senate.
Tulsa, OK – University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham announced today he is retiring as the University President. In an email to staff, he said he will step down June 30, 2012. At that time he will join the TU staff as President Emeritus and as a University professor. The TU trustees were notified of Upham's decision this morning.
Mangum, OK – Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in Mangum
MANGUM, Okla. (AP) State lottery officials say a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold at a convenience store in Mangum.
Lottery officials said Monday that the ticket for Saturday's drawing was sold at The Loop Quick Stop. The winning numbers for the drawing are 5, 14, 32, 53 and 56 and the Powerball number 11 and the Power Play multiplier is 4.
Broken Arrow, OK – The Broken Arrow and Tulsa Chambers of Commerce announce plans to collaborate on regional projects. The announcement was made in Broken Arrow today. The President of the Broken Arrow Chamber, Wes Smithwick, says not only will the chambers work together on landing new business and industry, they will also work together on legislative initiatives.
Tulsa Chamber Chairman Doctor Gerry Clancy says the chambers will work together of common goals, such as attracting jobs to the region.